Unit Overview:

Characteristics of Life and Living Things Unit Plan

Complete unit plan, designed using the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework

15 - 20 days

All living things share a set of unique characteristics and processes that define life. While reviewing basic laboratory and microscopy techniques, students will explore the similarity and differences between cell types. Deeply investigating different domains and kingdoms of life allows for an introduction to the history of life on Earth, common ancestry, and evolution, which are key concepts spiraled throughout the remainder of the course.